Fox made some huge changes to their film lineup today, and both “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” and “The New Mutants” have been pushed back. “Dark Phoenix” will now open in theaters in February of 2019, and “The New Mutants” is set for an August 2019 release.
According to Comicbook.com, “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” was pushed back so that the film can undergo reshoots which will reportedly make “considerable changes” to the movie. It’s being said that the film is in need of multiple weeks of reshoots which will have a significant impact on the story.
After testing the film, Fox made the decision to move ahead with reshoots. However, the reshoots have already hit a roadblock as Sophie Turner is tied up with “Game of Thrones” until September.
“The New Mutants” is also set for reshoots which will reportedly add more characters to the movie, and make it scarier. Almost half of the movie is set to be reshot.
The end of Fox’s X-Men film universe is nearing closer with each day as it’s expected that the deal between Fox and Disney will be completed in 2019.
It was rumored that “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” was set up in such a way that the next X-Men film would continue the story, but it seems that the reshoots will be taking the film in a different direction.
“X-Men: Dark Phoenix” will arrive in theaters on February 14, 2019.